Cole Porter possessed to a singular degree the art of expressing depth through apparent frivolity. The effervescent wit and technical bravura of his songs are matched by their unguarded revelations of feeling. In the words of editor Robert Kimball, “Porter wrote tellingly of the pain and evanescence of emotional relationships. He gently mocked propriety and said that few things were simple or last...
Series: American Poets Project (Book 21)
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Library of America (April 6, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 923268
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This book offers a very good selection of Porter lyrics but made me want to look more both at Porter's lyrics and those of Ira Gershwin and other lyricists. There is a good "Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter" but also the excellent book "Reading Lyrics...
from ambiguity.” Of the masters of twentieth-century American songwriting, Porter was one of the few who wrote both music and lyrics, and, even in the absence of his melodies, his words distill an unmistakable mixture of poignancy and wit that marks him as a genius of light verse.Selected from over eight hundred songs, here are Porter’s finest flights of invention, lyrics that are an indelible part of 20th-century culture: “Let’s Do It,” “Love for Sale,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Anything Goes,” “In the Still of the Night,” “I Concentrate on You,” and dozens more.About the American Poets ProjectElegantly designed in compact editions, printed on acid-free paper, and textually authoritative, the American Poets Project makes available the full range of the American poetic accomplishment, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.